2012 University Excellence in Research Award
Dr. Mubarak Shah was honored with this award at the Founders' Day Ceremony 2012.
Excerpt from UCF Today's article Faculty Honored for Excellence at Founders' Day Ceremony 2012:
College of Engineering and Computer Science. Shah is a computer science professor, holds the Agere Chair in Computer Science, and is a leader in his field. During the past five years, Shah has made fundamental contributions in two main areas of computer vision: video surveillance and visual crowd analysis. His group has developed a series of novel methods for detection of humans and vehicles, tracking of those objects and recognition of their behavior in wide-area surveillance videos obtained by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Shah also has started a new area of research — visual analysis of large crowds. His group has developed first-of-its-kind algorithms for segmentation of large crowds using Lagrangian dynamics and tracking of an individual in a high-density crowd. In 2010, he was selected as a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).